The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Feed

THE FEED by Nick Clark Windo is a startling and timely debut which presents a world as unique and vividly imagined as STATION ELEVEN and THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and explores what it is to be human in the digital age. It makes us. It destroys us. The Feed is everywhere. It can be accessed by anyone, at any time. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it.Tom and Kate use The Feed, but they have resisted addiction ...


Details The Feed

TitleThe Feed
ISBN9781472241894
Author
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherHeadline
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Dystopia, Did Not Finish
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Reviews The Feed

  • Whispering Stories
    2018-08-31
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comI started reading this book a few months ago, unfortunately, due to time constraints I had to put it to one side for a while as it wasn’t really a book I could dip in and out of – I know I tried – As the story was quite complex, for me anyway. Whilst I love Dystopian fiction some elements felt quite Sci-Fiy (is that even a word) and Sci-Fi isn’t something I read often, hence I needed to ...
  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    2018-01-20
    I've read a lot of horror books and not really been scared but whilst this doesn't fit that category social media is everywhere and the idea of an apocalypse occurring when everything is switched off is something I can actually see happening and find quite scary. Whilst the switching off wouldn't cause me to have mass panic like some I can really feel for these characters especially Danny who has only ever known this way of life and struggles to ...
  • Stacey Camp
    2017-09-23
    **5 Goodreads Stars** "Who did you first share your thoughts with? It was the most intimate feeling, wasn't it? Nothing between you, no way to lie, just pure and perfect thinking. All of us, plaited together.""The space we create, that we forge with our lives - that's what we have to protect. We work hard for such an inconsequential space, but it is absolutely everything to us." Nick Clark Windo's The Feed is a beautifully written, darkly intense...
  • Blair
    2017-09-25
    The prologue of The Feed is a snapshot of future society just as it begins to crumble. As they spend the evening in a restaurant, Tom is trying to persuade his wife Kate to switch off her Feed, if only for a few minutes. The Feed is an invention that's transformed human life, making it possible for everyone to be permanently plugged in to a neverending stream of information and communication, augmenting everything about what one experiences in re...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-03-19
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/25/...We’ve all heard the cautionary tales involving social media, about the dangers of being constantly plugged in. Nick Clark Windo’s dark thriller debut takes this idea even further, imagining a future where people are permanently connected via implants so that access to everything is instantaneous as well as continuous. This is “the Feed” that the novel’s title is r...
  • Jenny in Neverland
    2017-10-26
    The Feed is, to put it simply, an exceptionally elaborate and advanced form of social media. But instead of on an iPhone or a laptop, it’s all ingrained in your head and you can access anything, anyone and everything instantaneously. It’s addictive and life-altering and it’s gone so far that most humans can’t function without it. Then one day, it collapses and everyone is offline. Our main characters, Tom and Kate manage without it and fi...
  • Lou
    2018-01-26
    The Feed does not create any physical sensation, its an implant, bio-tech with no battery source, the human is the power source.And then…A collapseall feeds stoppeddevastation upon the earthpeople scatteredsome survivors and some takenthe characters within this tale on the road in search for food and ways to bring back vegetation and then in search for the ones taken.This barren devastation upon earth has the reader immersed within the story in...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    2018-01-20
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Feed starts with a prologue set before the collapse and focuses on Tom and Kate, the two main characters. Tom and Kate are going ‘slow‘ completely disconnected from the Feed, talking in the real, which doesn’t happen when you are ...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    2017-09-10
    The Feed is a solid, well-written, but pretty traditional dystopian novel. Definitely recommended for dystopia fans! I expected something more ground-breaking from it, and maybe more powerful or adventure driven, but it's more of a slice-of-life. However, I enjoyed this book, and I'll try to give you my reasons why. Read the full review here on the blog. The Pace While I enjoyed The Feed, my biggest problem was with the pace. Things didn't r...
  • Kimberley
    2018-02-24
    I found this book to be really dull. The characters are 2D and very dislikable. The story although interesting is a little ridiculous. I would have liked to learn more about the feed and how it came into existence as I think that was a really interesting aspect that should have been developed more. For me the book just didn't live up to its expectations. Read more of this review on my blog at: https://bookgeek2015.wordpress.com/
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-07-04
    One sitting (almost) read, I devoured this story barely putting it down. Great concept, great execution, plenty of book trauma with a huge emotional rush of an ending. Left me vaguely tearful.Will be teaser reviewed during my "Ones to Watch in 2018" feature running at the moment. But DAMN what a rush.Wider review will also follow near publication.
  • Loring Wirbel
    2018-02-16
    So anyone who thought Tyrell Johnson had to dodge many Cormac McCarthy comparisons along the denuded road of his early 2018 novel The Wolves of Winter, had better be prepared for Nick Clark Windo's artful minefield dance and dodge in The Feed. This book is almost an exercise in 21st-century cliches - a decimated post-apocalypse landscape, social media gone wild to an extent we can scarcely imagine, and the true endgame for climate change centurie...
  • Chloe Neumeister
    2017-10-01
    The idea for this book is a great one and it really intrigued me when I read the synopsis, however I did not enjoy this book! It is an extremely slow read and never really gets anywhere, it is long, drawn out and not worth your time if I'm honest! I won't say what the book is about in case you want to read it but The Feed is not a recommended read for me!
  • Joanne Robertson
    2018-01-27
    I promised my daughter recently that I would try to read more books in her preferred genre and she would then agree to read a few more psychological thrillers! She reads a lot of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction and often has a few zombies running around her kindle as well! So when I saw the blurb for The Feed I thought it sounded like a book that we would both enjoy. But weirdly enough we had quite different reactions to it and not what you wou...
  • Jessica
    2018-03-27
    Thanks to William Morrow for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!Who loves dystopian novels? Who wants something a little different and more unique in this genre? Well, THE FEED by Nick Clark Windo is exactly that. It's being compared to Mad Max meets THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. Normally I'm not a big fan of the dystopian genre, but I really enjoyed this read!"It makes us. It destroys us. Now we must learn to live without it." The...
  • Julie Lacey
    2018-07-16
    I thought I’d give this a go as I sometimes like post-apocalyptic books. This one was good and it’s set in a world where people no longer talk to each other, all communication is through The Feed. At first in the book we see how life is in this world of The Feed, then it all goes wrong. The world collapses, everyone is forced off-line and people are ‘taken’ in their sleep. Their minds are taken over and they are lost. A few years on and w...
  • Emily
    2018-03-07
    "The days harden. They stay bright but the air becomes unkind." I really enjoyed reading The Feed! It was an intriguing dystopian story, and it had some elements from other stories I've enjoyed like Station Eleven, Battlestar Galactica, The Host, Black Mirror, Superman: Red Son, Station Eleven, and 11/22/63.I noticed other reviews complaining about not connecting with the characters - I agree with the sentiment, but I wasn't bothered by it. I fel...
  • Natacha Cunha
    2018-08-06
    Como se passa da dependência total do online para o offline completo? Como aprender a relacionar-se com os outros, quando até a linguagem falha? Como lidar com as emoções, viver a amizade e a confiança num cenário de destruição e perigo eminente? Sem livros, sem computadores, sem ninguém a lembrar-se de conhecimentos básicos, de como funcionam as coisas mais simples, como se ergue a Humanidade? Há limites para a ética ou é legítima ...
  • Melissa
    2017-12-01
    Nick Clark Window's debut novel, The Feed, is a post-apocalyptic 'thriller' where society's reliance on the Feed- basically a computer chip that is implanted in the brain, making real life communication and reading, among other things, obsolete- is to such an extent that when it mysteriously collapses, the world is brought back to an uncivilized and crude state. In this new world, we follow Tom, the son of the Feed's inventor, and his wife Kate a...
  • Betty
    2017-11-22
    The Feed connected the world, making everything instantly accessible in your mind, thanks to an implant. The implant gave people immediate access to news, social media, and communication. Even memories could be stored for later access. Turning off your feed and "going slow"— living in the moment and talking aloud— wasn't easy. The Feed was addictive, and once you had it, you never wanted to be without it. So it's no surprise that when the Fee...
  • Yzabel Ginsberg
    2018-05-14
    I started this book beginning of March, I’ve just finished it now (mid-May)… I admit I had a very hard time staying focused and motivated to read it. Perhaps because of the absence of chapters (instead, we have scenes with breaks, and some of the scenes are pretty long), which was a bit of a turn-off for me.The story has good themes: survival; the world as we know it ending; a technology (the Feed) both exciting and creepy; people trying to l...
  • Lucy Hay
    2017-12-11
    Strong, post-apocalyptic read with an excellent, highly original concept at its heart, THE FEED is atmospheric and thought provoking. The characters are not your 'usual' and I really enjoyed the flipping between Tom's and Kate's POVs, plus The Feed 'updates' were particularly well done. I wish in some ways we'd seen more of the apocalypse itself in 'real time' as The Feed went down, but the sucker punch ending more than makes up for this. Suitabl...
  • Paul
    2018-01-26
    Imagine that there was a single social media network, far more invasive than what we know now. In The Feed everyone is connected to everything. You can speak to friends and family immediately; all knowledge is available to you, humanity lives in a golden age. People’s emotions don’t need to be second-guessed anymore, you just know what they are feeling. Sounds pretty wonderful doesn’t it? You’d rely on this technological miracle wouldn’...
  • Jackie Law
    2018-01-26
    The Feed, by Nick Clark Windo, is set in a world where communication and curation of experiences has moved almost entirely on line. To enable individuals to manage this, a brain implant has been developed that allows users to access data and upload content using their thought processes. The Feed offers news and social media; it allows for private and public settings, group chats and on line ordering of goods. Everything is backed up so memories h...
  • Karen Mace
    2018-03-05
    I found this to be an extremely enjoyable and dark debut, that centres around The Feed and how it had controlled people but when the system went down, society fell apart and those left are trying to make sense of the world they now find themselves living in.'The Feed' is a system very similiar to the social media world we live in now, but instead of using a device to pick up news and share your views, this system is in your head and controls thei...
  • Ellen
    2018-01-21
    A stunning debut! I absolutely loved The Feed and have had to leave my review for a day to get over the book hangover it gave me. I was also left with that itchy brain feeling when a book totally gets under your skin and explores the darker locations of your imagination bringing to the surface even darker thoughts. The Feed is a cautionary and timely tale of how much we rely on social media; the internet is streamed directly into your brain and y...